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I had trouble eating bison for a while after seeing the heifer die. There's a better way: the usda has developed regulations for shooting bison in the field. When shot from a distance, the animals don't know what hit them--bison famously don't even run when their herdmates start falling from gunshot. Under the regulations, an inspector must attend the kill and the animal must be transported to a usda butchering facility within the day. Your bison burger would cost more if it came from an animal killed this way. But it would be a small price to pay not only to save a species but to finally respect it too.